Teacher contact information: I can generally be reached at the above school phone number during the school day after 2:45 p.m., when classes are finished. You may e-mail me at the above address any time. I check my e-mail several times a day and welcome your communication with me. –Mrs. Wehrmeister
Tutoring times: Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Monday – Thursday, 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. OR by appointment
General information about Essential English II, Essential English IV
The literature selections listed below are a vehicle for students to work on the skills enumerated on their IEPs in the areas of Reading and Written Expression. It includes both classic and contemporary works. The pieces used this year will be chosen based on the needs, abilities, and interests of the students in the class. Not all pieces will be covered every year. Within each unit, current news and personal interest articles are interspersed for students to practice their reading and comprehension skills. All major selections are read together in class by the students, by the teacher, or on compact disk audio recordings. Students can experience the work by both reading and hearing it. Some film clips are shown to further clarify selections as appropriate.
Students will not have homework in Essential English unless they have been absent or were unable to complete a task within the class period. The class is structured to allow students time to read and work on skills while the teacher is present to guide them as needed.
Literature List for Essential English II
- Science fiction stories
- Contemporary short stories
- Animal Farm – George Orwell
- Coraline – Neil Gaiman
- Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
- The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
- To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Literature List for Essential English IV
- Hamlet - Shakespeare
- The Crucible - Arthur Miller
- Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
- The Call of the Wild – Jack London
- Coraline - Neil Gaiman
- Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Mildred Taylor
- Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare
- Twilight – Stephenie Meyer